How Much Can My Lexus Tow?Jul 15th, 2019
Your Lexus makes every outdoor adventure luxurious, so it’s no surprise that Lexus SUVs are capable of bringing along your motorcycle, boat, and camper. How much can you actually tow behind your Lexus, though?
Note that certain Lexus models, such as the IS, ES, GS, LS, and UX are not recommended for towing purposes. Please consult your vehicle’s manual for specific towing capacities of each make and model.
It’s essential to know your vehicle’s towing capacity in order to avoid permanent damage to your Lexus. Before you pack away for your weekend on the water, make sure you know your car’s capabilities. Our team has put together your go-to guide for Lexus towing to make your holiday as stress free as possible.
It is also important to keep these metrics in mind before you tow any kind of trailer with your Lexus. For example, while your NX 300 might be able to tow a lightweight aluminum boat, it may not be able to tow the boat, all of your paddle boarding gear, and a cooler full of wine and snacks. So always make sure your trailer and cargo are the appropriate weight. To help calculate your vehicle’s appropriate towing capacity, you can also use a towing calculator.
Before towing anything behind your Lexus, it’s helpful to understand some key towing terms. Here’s a quick guide to understanding your vehicle’s towing capacity.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): This measurement is the maximum loaded weight, specified by the specific manufacturer. This includes the weight of the vehicle, passengers and cargo inside.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR): GAWR is the maximum distributed weight that can be placed on your vehicle’s front or rear axles. This is also specified by manufacturer.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW): This is the total weight of the trailer as well as all of its cargo. You can calculate this by putting the fully loaded trailer onto a vehicle scale.
Tongue Weight (TW): This can be defined as the downward force on the back of your vehicle by the cargo within the trailer. The position of the cargo is within the trailer can affect the tongue weight, and it is very important in order to maintain control of your vehicle. Suggested tongue weight is around 10-15% of your vehicle’s Gross Trailer Weight.
How much can my Lexus NX tow?
The 2019 Lexus NX 300 has a towing capacity of 907 kg, while the NX 300h can tow up to 680 kg. Your NX should be able to tow a motor cycle trailer, compact/lightweight campers, personal watercrafts, lightweight aluminum or fiberglass boats, and some lightweight utility trailers.
How much can my Lexus RX tow?
How much can my Lexus GX tow?
2019 Lexus GX can tow up to 2,948 kg, which means your GX should be able to confidently pull small horse trailers, small ski boats, certain camping trailers, motorcycle trailers, and lightweight utility trailers.
How much can my Lexus LX tow?
The 2019 Lexus LX has a towing capacity of 3,175 kg. The list of appropriate trailers for the GX also applies to the 2019 LX.
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